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One, especially a robber or prostitute, who walks the streets at night.
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1. (Animals) informal US a large earthworm active at night
2. (Animals) any animal that is active at night
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(ˈnaɪtˌwɔ kər)

a person who walks or roves about at night, esp. a thief or prostitute.
night′walk`ing, adj., n.
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Noun1.nightwalker - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soilnightwalker - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
oligochaete, oligochaete worm - hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
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